My zone (deep) cleaning sort of went missing this year. I'm trying to regain that routine - it always feels more germane in the dead of winter!
I borrowed a trick from teaching days by putting my sheet of zone cleaning jobs in a page protector. Then I use an erasable marker to cross off the jobs. I can wipe it clean now, instead of needing to print off (and in the process, edit and fiddle and get distracted) a new sheet.
A recent job I did was cleaning the oven hood filters. They were caked with grease and fuzzy with dust. It's true! I gently popped them out with their little pull tabs. I laid them in a sinkfull of hot, soapy water. After a while I gently scrubbed them a bit - not too much because that would destroy the grease-catching web. I left them to dry for a while, and popped them back in. Much better!
I haven't done any zone cleaning this week - maybe because I'm not hosting any New Year's festivities?
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